verb (used without object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
verb (used with object), jan·gled, jan·gling.
- janet, pierre,
- janeway lesion,
Origin of jangle
Examples from the Web for jangler
Been all the same if that there jangler had alarmed the whole blessed country.Mad|George Manville Fenn
And distinctly they heard the faint, far tinkle of the jangler calling again for "full speed ahead."The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
Chaucer, in his description of the Miller, calls this merry narrator of fabliaux a jangler and a goliardeis.Wine, Women, and Song|Various
Word Origin for jangle
c.1300, jangeln, "to talk excessively, chatter, talk idly," from Old French jangler "to chatter, gossip, bawl, argue noisily" (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *jangelon "to jeer" or some other Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch jangelen "to whine"). Meaning "make harsh noise" is first recorded late 15c. Related: Jangled; jangling.
late 13c., "gossip, slanderous conversation, dispute," from Old French jangle, from jangler (see jangle (v.)). Meaning "discordant sound" is from 1795.